We found 4 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Silver HMO near Cleveland, OH.

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Dr. Atul C Mehta, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Atul Mehta practices adult pulmonology in Cleveland, OH. He graduated from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. Dr. Mehta's medical residency was performed at Easton Hospital and Delaware County Memorial Hospital. His clinical interests include lung transplant, thoracic outlet syndrome, and malignant mesothelioma. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mehta at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, beryllium disease

All Interests: Beryllium Disease, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Malignant Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer, Cough, Thymoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert C Cohn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2500 Metrohealth Drive
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Robert Cohn's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cohn include cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Cohn honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Asthma

Dr. David Kurt Magnuson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue, Department of Pediatric Surgery; A-120
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. David Magnuson's specialty is pediatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Magnuson include cancer surgery, achalasia, and pectus excavatum. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Magnuson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism, lung problems

All Interests: Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Appendicitis, Neonatal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicholas G Smedira, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code J4-1
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Nicholas Smedira is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Cleveland, OH. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Clinical interests for Dr. Smedira include pericarditis, ventricular tachycardia, and atrial fibrillation. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Smedira is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Beating ... (Read more)

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What are Lung Problems?

Every cell in the body requires oxygen to function and produces carbon dioxide as a waste product. In order to keep the body’s tissues constantly supplied with fresh oxygen and to keep waste from building up, the lungs pump air in and out, even while we are sleeping or unaware. Unfortunately, diseases and disorders affecting the lungs are some of the most common medical problems afflicting people around the world. Some of the most common lung problems include asthma, COPD, pneumonia, and lung cancer.

Asthma is a chronic disease where swollen, inflamed airways make it hard to breathe. It is often brought on by specific triggers. While asthma is a common condition, affecting millions of people, it can also be serious and even fatal in severe cases. Treatment involves avoiding triggers and using inhaled corticosteroid medications.

COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is the name given to two illnesses that both cause difficulty breathing: emphysema and chronic bronchitis. In emphysema, the air sacs of the lungs become damaged, while with bronchitis they become clogged with mucus. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. It is almost always caused by breathing irritants into the lungs, such as smoking or heavy pollution.

Pneumonia is a lung infection that can be caused by bacteria, a virus, or fungi. Most healthy people recover from pneumonia in a week or two, but for some people pneumonia can be fatal. There are treatments available for pneumonia, but the best treatment is to prevent getting sick in the first place. People who are at risk should make sure they get a flu shot every year. There is also a vaccine available for the type of bacteria that causes pneumonia.

Lung cancer occurs when abnormal cells inside the lung grow into a tumor, destroying healthy tissue. Because it is so difficult to detect lung cancer in early stages when it has few symptoms, it is the deadliest form of cancer, responsible for the most cancer deaths both in the U.S. and worldwide. Most lung cancer is caused by exposure to tobacco smoke, but between 10-15% of cases are not linked to smoking.

Some problems with the lungs are minor and are not cause for concern. However if symptoms have lasted for a month or more, even if they are minor, it is worth checking with a healthcare professional to make sure your lungs are healthy. A cough, shortness of breath, or excess mucus production that lingers for weeks are all worth getting looked at.
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